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US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


Embedding ESG in Mining
Embedding ESG in Mining
19th February 2024

The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in... 


Budget Speech will be critical to flesh out detail in SONA 2024
Budget Speech will be critical to flesh out detail in SONA 2024
19th February 2024

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 8 February, Darrin Green, Managing Director of AECOM in Africa, says the acknowledgement of the key role that can be... 


Mounds of rare earths
Ngualla rare earth project, Tanzania – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision is targeted by June 2024. 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


E-commerce platform Zandaux launches in South Africa
15th February 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

With a steadfast commitment to foster seamless business-to-business transactions, promote collaboration, and drive innovation, newly launched e-commerce platform Zandaux hopes to be a... 


AECOM ranked first in Dams and Reservoirs in ENR Top 500 Design Firms for 2023
15th February 2024

Globally trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM was ranked first in Dams and Reservoirs in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list for 2023. It underpins its reputation as... 


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SRK Consulting makes director, partner appointments in South African operations
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African consulting practice. Armstrong has been with the... 


SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
14th February 2024

Leading global firm of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has appointed principal scientist Richard O’Brien as a partner in its South African practice. Based in SRK’s Cape Town... 


Armstrong promoted to director at SRK
Armstrong promoted to director at SRK
14th February 2024

SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African Consulting Practice. Armstrong has been with the company since 2001,... 


The Durban Container Terminal
Business stakeholders find ‘election-oriented’ SoNA wanting
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business stakeholders agree that President Cyril Ramphosa was right to emphasise economic reforms in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on February 8, as these are critical to turning around... 


SPECIFIC PURPOSE
Each crane is equipped with a hoist for specific maintenance purposes
Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 


Mineware Consulting
Mineware Consulting
9th February 2024

Mineware Consulting is a bespoke software development company based in South Africa, specialising in creating reporting and management software for modern mining operations, both within Africa and... 


Location map of the Etango uranium project
Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Energy is hoping to make a final investment decision in the first half of 2025. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


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Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium project, Canada – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Fission Uranium announced a C$75-million bought-deal financing on February 5 to fund work at the project. 


Steenkampskraal mine CEO Graham Soden and BMS owner and CEO Enock Mathebula
Bora buys into Steenkampskraal as strategic partner
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining services company Bora Mining Services (BMS) has acquired a share in the Steenkampskraal monazite mine, in the Western Cape, for an undisclosed sum as a strategic partner.  The partnership... 


Bolivia to ink $350m deal in Chinese financing for first zinc refinery
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Bolivia's government will sign a deal with China on Tuesday for $350-million in financing to build the South American country's first zinc refining plant, Bolivia's Mining Ministry said. The... 


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New Naledi Clinic to accommodate more patients
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), on behalf of the City of Johannesburg, has been building the new state-of-the-art Naledi Clinic in Soweto, Gauteng, that will serve as a primary... 


SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
SRK Consulting brings power of innovation to Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Celebrating 50 years of serving the mining industry worldwide, SRK Consulting continues to be a partner to its clients in working to derisk mining investments. As an independent consultancy with... 


Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk
Energy shortage presents mining industry with opportunities, pivotal choices
6th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The energy challenges facing mining companies in South Africa have given rise to significant opportunities, strategic management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group partner Rudi van Blerk says.... 


Earthlab poised for further global growth
Earthlab poised for further global growth
5th February 2024

South African geological consulting company Earthlab is poised to further expand its global footprint through the commercial and technical experience it has accumulated across 23 countries since it... 


What’s reliable data worth
5th February 2024

By Caroline Carter The Challenge 


OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba
OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Operational improvement management specialist OIM Consulting has launched a new payoff line at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba – ‘Refining Lives. Releasing Value.’ – which captures the... 


What’s reliable data worth?
What’s reliable data worth?
5th February 2024

By Caroline Carter The Challenge 


SRK bridges worlds to drive responsible mining in DRC
SRK bridges worlds to drive responsible mining in DRC
2nd February 2024

As African countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) see more investment from mining companies based in China, SRK Consulting senior consultant and geologist Frank Li is helping to pave... 


Periodic table symbol for nickel
Baptiste nickel project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

FPX Nickel has closed the private placement financing for the project with new cornerstone investor Sumitomo Metal Mining.  


Imge of gold nuggets
Donlin gold project, US – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Novagold Resources and Barrick Gold have yet to reach consensus on the path forward for the project. 


Manganese ore from the K. Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. 


Image of gold nugget
Youanmi gold project, Australia – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources has confirmed Youanmi as one of the highest-grade, emerging gold projects in Australia.  


Cesa president David Leukes
Built environment digital transformation needs education, training collaboration
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The digital and automation transformation taking place in the engineering disciplines means that it is essential for the local industry to invest in education and training to equip the workforce... 


Interdisciplinary knowledge base is key to tailings compliance
1st February 2024

To improve safety, mitigate risks and create a state of readiness for any eventuality among internal and external stakeholders related to tailings facilities, mines are developing comprehensive... 


Sylvania reports 10% drop in production owing to December shutdown
31st January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGM) producer and developer Sylvania reported a 10% drop in production for the quarter ended December 31 – the second quarter of its 2024 financial year. The Sylvania Dump... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
31st January 2024

This week: Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing; New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well and, SRK celebrating 50 years of... 


IATA welcomes release of some blocked airline funds by Nigeria
31st January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has welcomed the announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that it has... 


OIM Consulting expands footprint into Australia
29th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Advisory firm OIM Consulting is branching out to Australia to take advantage of opportunities in its $28-billion mining industry. The company is adapting its proven methodologies to meet the unique... 


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WiMSA exhibits as strategic Indaba partner
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Nonprofit women in mining lobby organisation Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) will exhibit as a strategic partner with Women in Mining UK at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to... 


SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer.
SRK celebrating 50 years of consulting to natural resource sector
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The 50 years of experience that SRK Consulting has accumulated since coming into existence in 1974 has placed it in an excellent position to outline how mining’s approach to environmental... 


Women-centric procurement processes
26th January 2024

The impact of procurement in facilitating and promoting the growth of female participation in the mining industry is often overlooked, says consulting and project management organisation Tshepa... 


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As Cape Town gathering marks 30 years, miners eye new prospects amid disruption
26th January 2024 By: Nadine James

In keeping with its 2024 theme, ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’, the Investing in African Mining Indaba is perhaps one of the best examples of... 


Condra supplies electric hoists, overhead cranes and chain blocks to Platreef mine
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cranes manufacturer Condra Cranes has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary Ivanplat’s Platreef... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


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